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Reach Forklift Training in Manchester


Fully accredited Reach 12m forklift courses. 1 to 5 day course, depending on experience.

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Reach (above 12m) training courses

Pro Trainers UK is an accredited forklift training organisation in Manchester with the LANTRA, I.T.S.S.A.R. and National Plant (NPORS) training bodies. Our training is delivered to an exceptional standard and is monitored regularly to ensure quality. Our Reach forklift certification is nationally recognised and can be used nationwide.

All of our counterbalance training courses include: 

  • Training courses for Reach Forklift (above 12m) 

  • Certification options for Quality Assurance, NPORS, LANTRA and ITSSAR

  • Full Certification and Test Fees

  • Provision of ID card with photograph

  • Certificate of Basic Training

  • A detailed course manual with working exercises (except Refresher courses)

  • Reach courses are only available onsite.



Our Reach Forklift Training Courses


 Reach Forklift Conversion Course

At Pro Trainers UK, we're committed to delivering forklift training that not only meets but exceeds the standards set by industry bodies. Our reach (above 12m) forklift courses are meticulously designed to ensure your team reaches the pinnacle of operational proficiency. We take pride in our detailed assessment reports, tailored specifically to each course, giving you the peace of mind that your employees are fully competent in all aspects of the training.

Course Name: Reach (above 12m) Forklift Course

Target Audience: Certified operators looking to expand their skills to other types of forklifts.

Duration: Varies based on specific needs. Typically 1 day with a maximum of 3 participants

Availability: Our Reach forklift courses are only available onsite.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  • Acquire the ability to operate different types of forklifts.

  • Enhance employability with a broader skill set.

  • Receive a comprehensive certification for reach forklifts.


Key Assessment Areas

  • Pre-Operational Checks: We emphasize the importance of comprehensive inspections, ensuring trainees are proficient in checking every aspect of the high-reach forklift, from forks and carriage to all critical safety systems, ensuring the equipment is in perfect condition for safe operation.

  • Manoeuvring: Trainees are assessed on their ability to skillfully navigate the high-reach forklift through an intricately designed chicane/obstacle course, demonstrating proficiency in both forward and reverse, with varied load conditions.

  • Alignment: Precision in executing 90º turns in both directions and in both forward and reverse motions within a confined aisle space is crucial, particularly given the added complexity of operating at significant heights.

  • Transportation: The ability to safely drive the high-reach forklift around the workplace is tested, including handling challenges such as ramps, uneven surfaces, and various load types, reflecting the unique demands of high-reach operations.

  • Stacking: Competence in safely stacking and de-stacking at heights well above 12 metres is critically assessed, including both bulk stacking in open areas and precise placement within pallet racking, at ground level, eye level, and high level.

  • External Transport: Assessing the ability to load and unload various transport vehicles by driving on and off or from ground level, ensuring trainees can manage external transport tasks with the high-reach forklift effectively.

  • End of Shift Procedures: Ensuring all trainees follow stringent end-of-shift protocols, including securing the forklift safely, conducting a thorough check for defects, and leaving the equipment in a safe, secure state for the next use.

Testing and Certification Details


The Practical Test and Its Importance

Our Reach forklift training culminates in a practical test, a crucial step towards certification. This test, validated and approved by either NPORS, LANTRA, ITSSAR or Quality Assurance (depending on your preferences) is a comprehensive evaluation of your forklift operating skills. Passing this test signifies that you have attained the proficiency required to operate a reach forklift safely and effectively. It's important to note that this test is not just a formality; it's a rigorous assessment that ensures you are ready for real-world forklift operations.


Three stages of Training

Basic Training: This is where you'll learn the fundamentals of reach forklift operation, including handling and safety procedures. It's the first step towards becoming a competent operator.

Specific Job Training: Tailored to your workplace, this stage includes training on specific handling attachments and knowledge of the work environment.

Familiarisation Training: Conducted on the job under close supervision, this stage allows you to apply what you've learned in a practical setting, ensuring you're comfortable and competent in your specific work context.


Test Revisions & Expectations

The practical test has undergone revisions to ensure it remains relevant and challenging. These changes include an updated marking sheet, where certain faults may now score higher, reflecting the emphasis on safety and precision in operations. Additionally, the test now includes a written component, where candidates are expected to achieve a minimum score of 80%. This includes both multiple-choice and open questions, ensuring a comprehensive understanding of both practical and theoretical aspects of reach forklift operation.


1. What is reach forklift training for lifts above 12 meters? Reach forklift training for lifts above 12 meters is a specialised course designed for operators who will be working with high-reach forklifts. This training focuses on the unique challenges and safety protocols associated with operating reach forklifts that extend beyond 12 meters, ideal for high rack warehousing, distribution centers, and other environments with high shelving units.

2. Who should enrol in this training? This course is tailored for forklift operators and warehouse personnel who need to operate reach forklifts, especially in settings where goods are stored at heights exceeding 12 meters. It’s suitable for both novice operators looking to specialize in high-reach operations and experienced operators aiming to enhance their skills or certify their ability to work with high-reach forklifts.

3. Are there prerequisites for enrolling in the reach forklift training (above 12m)? Yes, participants should have basic forklift training certification before enrolling in this advanced course. This ensures that all trainees have foundational knowledge and skills essential for progressing to more specialized high-reach forklift operations.

4. How long does the course last? The duration of the reach forklift training (above 12m) varies depending on the trainee's experience and specific training needs. Typically, the course can range from a few days for experienced operators to a more extended period for novices. Please contact Pro Trainers UK for more detailed information.

5. What skills will I gain from this course? Trainees will learn advanced operational techniques for reach forklifts, including safe manoeuvring at high levels, precise control for stacking and retrieving goods above 12 meters, conducting thorough pre-operational checks for high-reach operations, and understanding the specific safety measures required when working at significant heights.

6. Where is the training conducted? Training can be provided at Pro Trainers UK's fully equipped training centre or onsite at your facility, assuming the location meets the requirements for high-reach forklift training.

7. What certification will I receive? Upon successful completion of the course, participants will receive a certification accredited by NPORS, LANTRA, ITSSAR, or featuring our in-house 'Quality Assurance'. This certification acknowledges the operator's competency in safely operating reach forklifts above 12 meters.

8. Can the training be customised for specific warehouse environments? Yes, Pro Trainers UK offers customisable training programs that can be tailored to the specific needs of your warehouse environment, ensuring that the training is directly applicable to your daily operations.



I have worked with Pro Trainers UK for over 15 years and used their services at Major companies including BASF, Akzo Nobel and Granyte Surface Coatings.
In all this time the Pro Trainers UK team have demonstrated a high degree of knowledge and professionalism and attention to detail. All personnel who have been involved with Pro Trainers UK on the Forklift training courses have always spoken highly of their character and ability to create a positive team spirit. I would strongly recommend Pro Trainers UK to anyone or company.

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